Logistics isn’t the kind of business where thousands of customers each spend a little money; a company will usually have a relatively small number of clients, and losing a single large client – or gaining one – are big news. That’s why it’s worthwhile investing a good deal of effort into seeking out new openings and keeping existing clients happy, and the commercial director will be in charge of this side of the business.
Depending on the size of the company, the commercial director will either be manning the phones and selling the company in person or will be overseeing a sales and marketing team with commercial managers in the middle. Reporting to the general management of the organization, he or she will be charged with delivering the sales figures within a set budget, achieved both from winning new contracts and accounts and developing existing ones.
Often, the commercial director will be completely familiar with the overall goals, requirements and capabilities of the company to the degree that promises of delivery will be able to be made without having to go to management. With this autonomy comes responsibility, of course, but that’s why the CD can be a lucrative and highly valued position.
A commercial director needs to be able to deliver set targets, often on his or her own initiative. This can make it a high pressure job, particularly when potential customers are not biting, and applicants will need to demonstrate that they can handle it.
An open, honest and personable nature will be essential, paired with a willingness to know their own employer’s business intimately enough to answer any request thrown at them. Large companies will not be susceptible to the hard sell; they will be dealing with multi-million-pound orders and will think in terms of figures, so although sales experience would be of use, an ability to think on your feet and come up with viable deals will be valued.
Good communication both in person, with presentations and in writing will be essential, as will basic word processing and spreadsheeting.
There are countless reasons people have for looking for a new job. You might be moving to a new area, you might be seeking more fulfilment or you could, of course, simply want more money! Whatever the reason, if you’re in the logistics, procurement or supply chain business, it’s worth knowing that Cast UK is the consultancy that many employers and candidates come to first.
We were founded by people who came from these backgrounds, and all our own staff are from the same fields, so we know what employers and candidates are looking for and expect to get. We always have jobs and representatives covering the whole of the UK, so it’s always worth having a look at what’s available.
Seen a position you like? Please get in touch and we can put the wheels in motion. We have long-standing relationships with both employers and employees, and it’s these connections that let us match jobs with people with a superb success rate.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Commercial Director for your business or find you a job as a Commercial Director then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
The town of Sutton Coldfield, in the north east of the Birmingham conurbation, has grown steadily over the centuries from a hamlet and manor house to what it is now, a largely residential town with a population of around 100,000 people. It’s a popular place to live for commuter into Birmingham, with a strong middle class element to it. To the east of the town’s built-up area (though technically part of the town) is Sutton Park, a beautiful area with ponds, lakes, ancient woodlands and wetlands, where many locals spend their free time.
During the industrial revolution Sutton Coldfield became a town well known for industry. Its most notable produce was armaments, mainly gun barrels and blades, but also of spades, knives and other tools. The industry in the area was relatively short-lived, however. The town remained wealthy, however, a fact not lost on the King, who imposed relatively high taxes on the town.
Today, retail and entertainment are important elements of Sutton Coldfield’s economy, and there’s a real upmarket feel to the place and many of its shops. It’s always worth looking for Commercial Director vacancies in such places, and Sutton Coldfield is no exception. Large amounts of goods are brought into the town to service the large and economically active population, so good managers and executives are always valued.
With many years’ experience in the fields covered, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
If you’re looking for more information on the Commercial Director positions available in Sutton Coldfield or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
Cast UK are constantly working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are devoted to filling each position with the best talent possible.
Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Sutton Coldfield or source a new job in Sutton Coldfield then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting a leading provider of Freight Logistics Services.
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
An established market leading Logistics business are looking for an experienced individual who has a proven track-record of managing large teams within a fast-paced, busy environment.
Up to £30000.00 per annum
Our client, a rapidly growing FMCG business based within Hertfordshire, are currently looking to expand their Supply Chain team with the brand-new addition of a Supply Chain Coordinator.
£80000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Car, Bonus
Our client, who is a leading Logistics business with a global network, are looking to recruit a Sales Director.
Scapa is a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products of healthcare and industrial markets.
bonus + benefits
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£27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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£35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Our client, a market leading and rapidly expanding retailer, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to take ownership of several departments, joining their lively head office team based in Liverpool.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
My client is a manufacturer based in South Yorkshire and an opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager to join the team.